Meet Bheemavaram's Koustuubh who has gone viral for impersonating CM KCR

When Koustuubh was brainstorming for video-making ideas, his father suggested he don the role of the Telangana Chief Minister.

By Amrutha Kosuru  Published on  23 Jan 2022 5:40 AM GMT
Meet Bheemavarams Koustuubh who has gone viral for impersonating CM KCR

Hyderabad: Donned in a white shirt and with a bright red kumkum on his forehead, he can be spotted speaking about Telangana. The voice is that of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao but the face, albeit similar, is of a young boy who adores and respects KCR.

When Koustuubh was brainstorming for video-making ideas, his father suggested he don the role of the Telangana Chief Minister. Initially, Koustuubh was doubtful. "But after watching several videos of KCR speaking, I decided to give it a try. I imitated KCR and put up a short video and it went viral," he says.

Koustuubh, 15, is a class 10 student from Bheemavaram, Andhra Pradesh. He is a content creator and has nearly 100k followers on YouTube and 50,000 followers on Instagram. Since his first viral video, Koustuubh has shot several other videos imitating KCR.

When TikTok was banned in June 2020, Koustuubh thought he wouldn't be able to make videos, have fun, or express himself anymore. He says it was a few weeks after the ban that his actual story began when he was first introduced to YouTube. On TikTok, Koustuubh posted videos for fun that mostly involved enacting jokes from Telugu films. But on YouTube, he wanted his content to be unique.

Koustuubh's videos are not limited to playing KCR. He also writes his own jokes and plays the keyboard. "I feel like only one kind of video will bore people. Hence, I make videos of different kinds," he says.

He is a self-taught content creator. "Ever since my YouTube journey began, I started learning various skills on my own. Like writing scripts and editing. I have also started learning other musical instruments. I hope to upload more music videos soon," Koustuubh says.

What began as a mere hobby has now turned into a monetary source for the 15-year-old. With the help of the revenue generated from YouTube, Koustuubh has so far earned approximately Rs. 50,000. Using the amount, he has upped his game. "I brought an iPhone 12 with this money and now use it for all my videos," he says and adds, "I feel really good that I have been able to buy something so expensive at such a young age."

The 15-year-old says he owes all of this to his parents. "My parents actually supported me to pursue my social media journey. Without their support, this wouldn't have been possible," he says.

Koustuubh doesn't follow politics closely but he says that he has the utmost respect for KCR. "He is a good leader and speaks really well," he says. He says creating videos hasn't really affected his studies. "I try my best to manage my time between both studies and video-making," he adds.

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